Wire Rope
 Wire Rope
Wire Ropes

6x19 & 6x36

Rotation-Resistant

Premium Value

Swaged

Specialty Small Ropes

Wire Rope Slings

Single Part Body

Grommet

 Wire Rope
 Support
Rope Selection

Construction

Classifications

Special Construction

Cores

Basic Types

Lay

Measuring Dia.

Rope Inspection and Removal

Inspection

What to Look For

Wear/Abuse

Removal Criteria

Extending Rope Service

Warnings



Support: Rope Selection:
Rope Cores



The primary function of the rope's core is to serve as the foundation for the strands - to keep the rope round and the strands properly positioned during operation. Your choice of core will have an effect upon the rope's performance. Three types of cores are most commonly used:

  • Fiber core: polypropylene is standard, but either natural fiber or other man-made fibers are available on special request.
  • Independent Wire Rope Core: literally an independent wire rope with strands and a core, called IWRC. Most wire ropes made with steel core use an IWRC.
  • Strand core: a strand made of wires. Typically, strand cores are used in utility cables only.